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Johns Hopkins-Syracuse Men's Lacrosse Notes

March 7, 2018

Johns Hopkins-Syracuse Game Information
Game Date/Time March 10, 2018 / 1 pm
Location Syracuse, NY • Carrier Dome
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When Last We Saw Them:
Johns Hopkins snapped a two-game losing streak with a 16-9 victory over Princeton last Saturday night (March 3) at Homewood Field.

In the Polls: Johns Hopkins is tied for 15th in this week’s USILA Coaches Poll and ranks 17th in the Maverik Media Poll. Syracuse checks in at number six in the USILA Coaches Poll and in the Maverik Media Poll.

Series History: This week’s game between Johns Hopkins and Syracuse will be the 57th in a series that dates to a 4-4 tie in 1921. The Blue Jays lead the all-time series 29-26-1. Detailed series information can be found on page 11.

These are the Facts: Johns Hopkins enters this week’s game against Syracuse with an all-time record of 973-331-15 (.743). The Blue Jays own nine NCAA titles, 29 USILA titles and six ILA titles for a total of 44 national championships.

The Nation’s Toughest Schedule: The perception of which team plays the nation’s toughest schedule may be in the eye of the beholder, but a case can certainly be made that in 2018 that team is Johns Hopkins. Consider:

• The Blue Jays’ 13 regular-season opponents combined to post a 135-73 (.649) record in 2017.
• Johns Hopkins will play three teams that advanced to at least the NCAA Semifinals last season and seven that played in the NCAA Tournament.
• On JHU’s schedule in 2018 - but not even included among the teams that played in the NCAAs in 2017 - are Princeton (9-6 in 2017), Rutgers (10-4) and Virginia (8-7).
• Hopkins will play just two teams that had a losing record in 2017 (UMBC, Delaware) and those two teams still combined for a 13-16 record.

A Difficult Road: Johns Hopkins will play six of its 13 regular season games away from Homewood Field in 2018. The Blue Jays’ six road opponents combined to post a remarkable 61-30 (.670) record last season. Take away each of their games against Johns Hopkins, and they were a combined 60-25 (.705).

Against the ACC: This week’s game against Syracuse will be the 220th all-time for Johns Hopkins against a team currently in the ACC. Johns Hopkins is 130-87-2 (.598) all-time against current ACC schools.

Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins converted on all three of its extra-man chances in the 14-6 season-opening victory against Towson before an 0-for-5 showing against Loyola. JHU bounced back with a 2-for-4 showing against UNC and a 3-for-6 effort against Princeton. The Blue Jays are now 8-of-18 (.444) on the year and ranked 16th nationally in extra-man offense.

More Extra-Extra: Johns Hopkins led the nation and set a school record for extra-man percentage by converting on 26-of-43 (.605) EMO chances last season. The Blue Jays’ 60.5% conversion rate last season is the fourth-best in NCAA history.

More Extra: The 2018 season is the 12th for Bobby Benson as the Blue Jays’ offensive coordinator. Since he took over, the Johns Hopkins extra-man offense has converted on 40% or more of its EMO chances eight times in 11 seasons, including each of the last six. Johns Hopkins has finished in the top 10 in the nation in extra-man offense four times in the last six years and in the top 12 in each of those six seasons. Since 2007, Benson’s first year as Hopkins’ offensive coordinator, Johns Hopkins is 274-of-622 (.441) on extra-man chances.

Stanwick Among Career Leaders: With 79 goals and 86 assists for 165 points to his credit, senior attackman Shack Stanwick enters this week’s game ranked 11th in school history in assists and 18th in school history in points. With one more goal, he’ll become just the eighth player in school history with 80 career goals and 80 career assists.

Streaking: Senior attackman Shack Stanwick will carry a 52-game point-scoring streak into this week’s game. He has registered at least one point in every game of his career and his 52-game run is the third-longest active streak in the nation.

Williams Nets Seven in Last Two Games: Sophomore attackman Cole Williams scored three goals against North Carolina on February 23 and came back with four goals against Princeton last week. The hat trick against UNC was the first of Williams’ career and his four goals against the Tigers boost his season totals to eight goals and one assist and his career totals to 14 goals and five assists.
Since scoring on just one of his first 10 shots this season, Williams has scored on seven of 16 (.438) in the last two games.

Hubler, DeSimone Score First Career Goals: Johns Hopkins senior Chris Hubler and freshman Connor DeSimone both scored the first goals of their career in the game against North Carolina. In addition, senior Thomas Guida scored his first goal of the season and the second goal of his career against the Tar Heels. DeSimone came back with two goals against Princeton and now has three goals on the year.

Marr Leads Team in Scoring: Junior attackman Kyle Marr enters this week’s game against Syracuse with a team-high 13 points on six goals and seven assists.
He totaled four goals and two assists for six points in the season-opening win against Towson. This marked his fifth career hat trick and fourth career game with five or more points. At one point, he scored four consecutive Johns Hopkins goals and all six of his points came in the first half as the Blue Jays built an 11-2 halftime lead.
Marr added two assists in the game against North Carolina and two goals and three assists against Princeton and will carry career totals of 44 goals and 30 assists for 74 points into the game against Syracuse.

Tinney Notches 50th Career Goal: Senior midfielder Joel Tinney scored his 50th career goal against North Carolina and added one goal and a career-high four assists last week against Princeton. He totaled two goals and two assists for four points in the season-opening win against Towson and added one assist at Loyola before his efforts against the Tar Heels and Tigers. Tinney now has career totals of 51 goals and 26 assists for 77 points.
The 2017 Second Team USILA All-American has started all 37 games in his career and also has 79 ground balls and 18 caused turnovers.

Moreland Among National Leaders: Senior Hunter Moreland continued his recent roll with another strong effort against Princeton. Against the Tigers, he was 20-of-25 with a career-high 14 ground balls to fuel the 16-9 victory. The 20 faceoff wins are also a career-high and he is the first Johns Hopkins player to win 20 or more faceoffs in a game since Drew Kennedy won 21 against Syracuse in 2014.

Moreland is now 59-of-92 (.641) on the year with 34 ground balls to his credit. He ranks 10th in the nation in faceoff winning percentage and eighth in ground balls per game (8.5).
With his recent surge, Moreland is 348-of-607 (.573) with 145 ground balls in his career. He ranks ninth in school history in career faceoff wins and eighth in faceoff attempts.

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